Akshay Manwani Freelance writer based in Mumbai

In an attempt to rid himself of the perils of performance appraisals, Akshay ventured into the world of freelance writing where he combined his twin interests of sports and cinema. He has since contributed to The Caravan, BCCI.tv, Business Standard and Man's World, among other publications. He has followed the fortunes of the NBA since the early 90s, an experience that has given him extraordinary moments of joy in an otherwise mundane existence.

All season long, Akshay will cover the League from the point of view of a basketball expert living in India. Follow him every week on NBA.com/india!

Eastern Conference Check-In: 29 April 2014

What a first 10 days of the 2014 NBA postseason it has been. Barring the Miami Heat versus the Charlotte Bobcats matchup, all the other three series in the East are locked in playoff battle, with the top-seeded Indiana Pacers on the verge of being knocked out of the first round. Our Akshay Manwani brings you up-to-date on all the action in the East.